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Americanism Essay Chairman Sherry Feiger said the entries in this year’s writing contest were thoughtful as students in grades 3-12 answered the question: “How can we address and prevent veter…

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Bud Irwin shows Payton Whitmore how to pan for gold at the Canyon City park on March 28 during the Passport to Fun activity day. Other stations included arts and crafts, a STEM activity, kids …

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The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call the Eagle, 541-575-0710, or email editor@bmeagle.com. For meetings this week, see our list in the classifieds.

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Jessica Barnett of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument shows children fossil replicas on March 28 during the Passport to Fun activity day. Other stations included arts and crafts, a STE…

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I trust that everyone’s weekend was splendid? It sure was a beautiful weekend, despite the rain! I can’t believe that we are mid-April and Easter is Sunday. I hope all of you have blessed East…

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The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call the Eagle, 541-575-0710, or email editor@bmeagle.com. For meetings this week, see our list in the classifieds.

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Where did all this rain come from? Have you seen how high Canyon Creek has gotten? I wonder if we will have a flood like 2015. I sure hope not! It might be a good time to start sandbagging you…

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A cow gives birth with Strawberry Mountain in the background. If you have taken a great photo, send it to editor@bmeagle.com with the photographer’s full name and a brief description.

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The Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site in John Day hosted visitors March 31, as the American Legion Auxiliary’s national president and other Legion and Auxiliary members were given a special tour.

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Grant-Harney County CASA has been celebrating the program with a St. Patrick’s Day benefit dinner for three years now, and Executive Director Hannah Hinman said this year was another success.

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The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call the Eagle, 541-575-0710, or email editor@bmeagle.com. For meetings this week, see our list in the classifieds.

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Wow, April already? Does that mean we start getting some April showers in hopes of May flowers? I sure hope so. At least we have some perennials poking up around town in the form of tulips and…

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Heather Ann Reilly took this shot at the Grant County Regional Airport March 21. If you have taken a great photo, send it to editor@bmeagle.com with the photographer’s full name and a brief de…

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The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call the Eagle, 541-575-0710, or email editor@bmeagle.com. For meetings this week, see our list in the classifieds.

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JOHN DAY – Spring has officially sprung! Though, the dusting of snow on Saturday night/Sunday morning wasn’t very promising. But you can still see the little tulips and daffodils working their…

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Children 7-12 can return for another round of educational excitement during spring break at this year’s Passport to Fun.

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The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call the Eagle, 541-575-0710, or email editor@bmeagle.com. For meetings this week, see our list in the classifieds.

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Praise the Lord for blue skies and sunny days! I’m so happy it is warming up. It’s really starting to feel and, more importantly, smell like spring. I don’t know about you, but I do love the s…

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Keith and Nancy Nichols of Mt. Vernon sent in this photo for St. Patrick’s Day. If you have taken a great photo, send it to editor@bmeagle.com with the photographer’s name and a brief description.

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Students in Monument High School’s Career and Technical Student Organization, SkillsUSA, expressed an interest to their adviser Michele Engle in giving back to the community.

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Adelynn Grace Wimer was born on Monday, Feb. 25, at Kadlec Hospital in Richland, Washington. She was 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and 19 inches long. Her parents are Jimmy and Heidi Wimer of Heppner, O…

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The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call the Eagle, 541-575-0710, or email editor@bmeagle.com. For meetings this week, see our list in the classifieds.

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The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call the Eagle, 541-575-0710, or email editor@bmeagle.com. For meetings this week, see our list in the classifieds.

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Happy Wednesday, all! I hope that at least some of you enjoyed this last bit of snow. Did anyone build snowmen? This is the worst part about winter, when the snow melts and makes everything al…

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William Davis Arntz was born on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day. He was 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and 20.5 inches long. His parents are Werner and Lisa Arntz of Mt. Vernon.…

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The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call the Eagle, 541-575-0710, or email editor@bmeagle.com. For meetings this week, see our list in the classifieds.

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John Day – Holy winter!! I’m beginning to think the groundhog lied… these winter storms are brutal. I’d like to thank OTEC for fixing the blackout on Monday morning so quickly; you guys are su…

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A girl, Hazel Marie Holland, 4 pounds, was born to parents Connor and McKenzie Holland of John Day Feb. 13 at St. Luke’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit in Boise, Idaho. Grandparents are Robert an…

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The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call the Eagle, 541-575-0710, or email editor@bmeagle.com. For meetings this week, see our list in the classifieds.

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Happy Wednesday! I wish our weather would decide if it would be spring or winter and not keep hopping back and forth. Although, I prefer the rain over the snow. Our greeter on Feb. 11 was Ever…

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The Grant Union choir, led by director Levana James, favored many area residents by singing Valentine’s Day telegrams Feb. 13, including the Blue Mountain Eagle staff. The group sang the Jason…